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Amy Van Dyke

French > English, Russian > English, Czech > English
Translation, Abstracts, Gisting, Analysis

I pride myself on providing prompt and accurate translations of documents from Russian into English and French into English. I can also provide abstracts for documents that do not need to be translated in their entirety and English analyses of foreign language documents.

Proofreading, Editing, Localization


Already have a translation, or a document that just needs to be polished? I'd be happy to put on the finishing touches, by proofreading, editing, or localizing your document for its audience.


My areas of expertise are directly linked to formal education, work experience, certifications, and life experience. For more information, see the Qualifications section. For examples, choose Read More.

  • Technical​
  • Pharmaceutical​
  • Policy and Development​
  • Business and Legal​
  • Wine and Food​
  • Sports and Leisure​


Certified by the American Translators Association (French into English)
Over 10 years of freelance translation experience
In-house experience at a large French energy company, an NGO in Senegal, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, CA


MA in Translation (English, French, Russian)
MA in International Policy, focus in International Development                                                                                           
Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA                                                                                        


BA in International Affairs and French, minor in Russian,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Certified yoga teacher, 500-hr training completed with Bhakti Yoga at Govardhan Eco Village in Maharashtra, India

Currently studying WSET's Level 2 Award in Wines

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Originally from Titusville, Florida, Amy earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University, where she double-majored in French and International Affairs and minored in Russian. After a year teaching English in Russia, she moved to California, where she earned an MA in Translation and an MA in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Since then she has lived in West Africa, France, the US, and the Czech Republic, and established her business as a provider of a range of language services. Her time spent living in countries where her foreign languages are spoken (Quebec, France, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Czech Republic), interactions with people, and studies have provided her with solid cultural understanding that she feels is essential to her work. 

When she's not working, she enjoys traveling, running, hiking, yoga, cycling, dancing, cooking, making music, and learning new things. Currently studying Spanish and Turkish, she hopes to add these too to her working languages one day.

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